Monday, April 30, 2012

A Costa Rica sunset, somewhere, by Marsha.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This is a bit of a self portrait of Marsha as she snaps a photo on the beach at Playa Guiones, Costa Rica, of the tracks in the beach of a sea turtle.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Marsha took this cool photo at a beach wedding in Garza, Costa Rica.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The gusty wind knocked down a couple of balsam firs on our driveway yesterday.  Today we have snow.  It's hard to believe a month ago it was 28C.

Monday, April 23, 2012

This is a mural just off the main street in Mattawa that depicts its Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers' waterfronts.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our area got hit with a snowstorm yesterday.  These photos are from a local backroad from around noon today.  There were a bout 8 inches of sloppy wet snow.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Yesterday was Sunny's 5th birthday, so today she's just taking it easy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Old 1800's stone house on the north side of Highway 17 somewhere near Cobden.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This new trail system off Highway 533 between Mattawa and Temiskaming looks like it would be worth checking out soon.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's a bit foggy this morning, but it will clear up to be a nice day.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nothing like a little time in the boat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ah, dock work. This is the exact opposite of what I hope happens this weekend. The photo shows us removing the dock in the fall; hopefully, we can put the dock in this weekend and get the boat on the water.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunny and I were checking out the bush trails on Easter Sunday - just a few buds on trees, so far.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Trout Lake became ice free yesterday afternoon a few hours after I took this photo. In the center you can see one of the first returning loons taking off from the lake.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The wind was pushing the ice around a bit on Lake Nipissing this week. Here it's piling up in the trees at Sunset Point.

Friday, April 06, 2012

The ice on Trout Lake is slowly disappearing, but it will be a while yet before the lake is ice free. For the first time that I can remember, there are circular and oblong holes appearing in the ice. Usually the ice melts along cracks and fault lines that open up to large channels of open water, not expanding "holes" in the ice.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

While Trout Lake remains ice covered, Lake Nipissing is sheding its cover of Ice. This was taken at Sunset Beach of Lakeshore Drive.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This is a photo of the beach at our place, but looking through a layer of ice. The swirls and patterns are all ice, not the lake bottom.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I took these Trout Lake ice photos yesterday morning as I sat on the beach and listened to the lake ice "sing" as the sun heated it up - pretty cool.

Monday, April 02, 2012

The usual suspects were over on Sat. for some sun in Arkansas, what we call the deck on the garden shed, and some smoked pork tenderloin. Things started going downhill, a bit, after vittles.